A private Episcopal school for primary through high school students in Houston, Texas

Summer Camp Programs


Let’s get to the point. For more than 20 years, St. Francis has offered its Summer on the Point day camp program to keep young minds and bodies active and engaged during the long summer months. This summer, we are proud to introduce several new exciting camps, as well as hosting the return of favorite sessions. From outstanding athletic offerings to academic prep for students of all grades, to experiences in the arts and STEAM, Summer on the Point invites children to Find Your Adventure and discover a summer of wonder and fun!  Registration opens February 4, 2019.


Summer Camp Offerings

Week 1: June 3-7, 2019

Sleeping Under the Stars

June 3–7  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Rising Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $240 for half day/ $375 for full day

Deep in the heart of Texas, we are fortunate enough to have miles and miles of open land and skies that go on forever. Camping out under the stars, our students will have a chance to use their imaginations to tell tall tales around a campfire, pitch tents and make s’mores, and examine the vast night sky and stars beyond our touch.  Come with us on a night time adventure of setting up camp, cooking under a starry sky, and learning about those stars!  Through dramatic play, literacy activities, art projects, and large motor games, the idea of camping out under a Texas sky will come to life!

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Basketball Session I

June 3–6 (M–Th ONLY)  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Just Play Sports
Cost: $165

Come explore the fun of basketball while learning the basics of passing, shooting, dribbling, defending, and teamwork.  Through creative planning, our coaches take an exciting sport and make it more enjoyable and accessible.  Lessons will be geared toward each age group, giving campers the chance to successfully develop good ball-handling technique while engaging in playful competition with friends.  Older campers will be offered leadership opportunities while still progressing their own game skills.  Younger students will develop team rapport and work on basic proficiencies.  No supplies are needed for this camp.

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Fairytale Happily Ever After Challenge

June 3-7  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor:  Monica Masini
Cost: $200* (*$325 when combined with A Fairy Fantasy Ballet)

We all know the familiar stories by now, and we know that they always end with happily ever after.  But, even fairytale endings are full of challenges, and the characters have problems of their own. In this camp, students will be encouraged to go beyond the story to discover potential problems and identify ways that these could have been averted, or improve on existing objects to help the characters find their happily ever after.  Students will problem solve ways Rapunzel could have escaped her tower, design a better chair for baby bear that wouldn’t have broken, help Jack engineer a grabber to get the golden egg without disturbing the goose or the giant, and help Cinderella design the castle of her dreams! Working both independently and in small groups, students will use critical-thinking skills to solve problems and engineer better designs for familiar tales!

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A Fairy Fantasy Ballet

June 3-7 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor:  MaryKate Springmann
Cost: $150* (*$325 when combined with Fairytale Happily Ever After Challenge)

Don your slippers and tutus for a fairytale dance adventure!  Students will meet each day in our dance studio to tell stories through movement, combining ballet techniques and the basics of dance conditioning with fairytales and fantasy storytelling.  Although our focus is on movement and expression, students may dress up as they wish as long as movement is not impeded.  Each day will include a fairy fantasy craft, and the week will culminate with a special tea party.

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Fashionistas and Designing Divas

June 3–7  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–3
Instructor: Pantea Sarvi and St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $200

Calling all divas!  Come join us for a week of exploring the trends in fashion over the last several decades and learning what it takes to put together a look.  Students will learn basic techniques for style boards and put together outfits with custom accessories and adjustments to suit each student. Runway takes on a new meaning as students present their looks and learn how to constructively critique one another, listen to presentations from peers, and work together as a group to meet new challenges.  All materials are provided, and students will take home custom accessories and designs at the end of the week.

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Speaking for Success: Session I

June 3–14 (two-week camp)  10:00–11:30 a.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor: Patricia Edwards
Cost: $250

This course introduces students to the elements of effective communication.  Speaking and listening receive equal emphasis. Students should increase both competence and confidence in their public speaking abilities. Elements of communication, preparing for public speaking, types of public speaking, and creating a variety of speeches are major units of study in this interactive course. Conquering the fear of public speaking, analyzing the voice for better delivery, and providing a “safe” space for exploring the keys to better oral communication will provide students with critical skills.

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Let’s Pretend!  Creative Drama for Lower School: Session II

June 3–14 (two-week course) 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor: Patricia Edwards
Cost: $250

Creative drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children.  Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre.  A final performance at the end of the session will demonstrate creativity, awareness of stage presence, and use of the voice and body to communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

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Baseball Identification Camp

June 3–7
K–2nd: 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Grades 3–5: 10:30 a.m. –12:15 p.m.
Grades 6–9  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Coach Michael Settle
Cost: $125

Whether seasoned players who are on year-round teams, or brand new to the sport, every single student is welcome! This camp is part of our Baseball Identification series, helping students decide if they love the sport and where their strengths lie.  Students will have instruction in fundamental skills, strategies, and chances for friendly competition. Each camper will receive an evaluation certificate.

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Charcoal Drawing

June 3–7  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m..
Grades: 2–6
Instuctor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi of the Art House
Cost: $370

Students in this course will address basic techniques such as shading, line relationship, volume and over-lapping as they begin to understand how to create an illusion of three-dimensions.  Students will not only increase their skills in representational drawing, but will also grow in creativity and in their understanding of spatial surroundings.  All supplies are included.

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Pencil Drawing (Graphite)

June 3–7  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor:  Viruchy Delgado-Giambi of The Art House
Cost: $370

Students in this section will concentrate on basic techniques of drawing with pencils.  Elements of illustration and realism will be emphasized as students work on hatching, cross-hatching, scribble, and soft shading.  Students will learn strategies for transferring the three-dimensional world to paper and rendering in pencil on paper.

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A to Z Woodworking: Level I

June 3–7
Session I:  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Session II:  1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructor: Linda Engelland
Cost: $275

Students in this camp session are introduced to woodworking and opportunities to work with real hand tools in a safe environment.  Students will work with hammering, painting, shaping, sawing, making holes, smoothing, and gluing to create several small projects. No kits are used in this class.  As students work individually, they develop listening, critical-thinking, and self-help skills that carry over into daily life.  Level I is for beginners in grades K–2—no experience necessary!

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Fundamentals of Kickboxing Session I

June 3–7   1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor:  Derrick Fields
Cost: $195 (includes pair of bag gloves)

Kickboxing is a term that fits a variety of martial arts styles—karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Lethwei, San Shou and Japanese kickboxing.  American kickboxing typically blends several of these styles together with emphasis on the kicks and strikes from karate and Muay Thai.  This fundamentals course is a fun way to exercise and teaches the basics of kicks and strikes.  Students will work with pads and bags as well as shadow box.  There is no sparring or contact striking between students in this course.  Students will, instead, focus on conditioning, stretching, technique, and skills competitions.  The object is to have fun while learning a skill and getting more fit.  Each student will receive their own pair of bag gloves.

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Mini Stars Soccer for Primary School

June 3–7  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades:  Primary I and Primary II
Instructor:  Mini Stars Youth Soccer
Cost: $195

Campers actively engage in individual ball skills drills, fun challenges, large motor games, and fun soccer-related activities as they build large-motor skills and develop a love for the sport of soccer.  This camp focuses on students’ growth as individuals, plus group listening and cooperation, rather than a full-team approach.  This keeps the fun at an age-appropriate foundational level.

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Outdoor Survival Challenge

June 3–7  1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades:  K–3
Instructor:  Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $250* (*special price of $450 when combined with Mystery Camp)

Spend this week learning what it takes to survive in an outdoor environment, including identifying local wildlife, knot tying, using a compass, cooking outdoors, building a shelter, dissecting owl pellets, and more.  Students will emphasize teamwork as they build skills, and the week will end with a series of team challenges. Will you survive?  All projects and creations go home at the end of the week.

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Mystery Camp

June 3–7   2:30–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor:  Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $250* (*special price of $450 when combined with Outdoor Survival Challenge)

You’re on the case!  Students in this section will need to use all the forensic tools up their sleeves to solve a mystery.  Working in scientific teams, students will conduct experiments and use science, logic, and ingenuity to solve the unknown.  As the mystery unfolds, they will examine fibers under a microscope, fingerprint suspects, and combine their critical-thinking abilities to solve a puzzling problem!

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DIY Engineering Camp

June 3–7  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–3
Instructor: Pantea Sarvi and St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

DIY projects are all over the internet—there’s always some new, fun project or craft to try!  In this session, our campers will be treated to home projects, up-cycling life hacks to reuse, repurpose, and improve on everyday items. Mason jars, cardboard, everyday kitchen items, and bath products will find new purpose in this session filled with hands-on fun and creativity!

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Reading Camps

June 3–6 (M–Th) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4 (see individual grade level camp descriptions)
Instructor: CLI Through Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $325/session

Kindergarten: Building Blocks for Emergent Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and games in early phonemic awareness skills such as oral language and rhyming.  The lessons will also have a phonics component, practicing letter names and sounds to build a strong foundation for early readers.  This camp will also focus on listening comprehension. Students will listen to a story daily; learn new vocabulary words; and retell and summarize using journaling, acting out, graphic organizers, and a theme-related craft.

First Grade: Stepping Stones for Early Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on advanced phonemic awareness such as separating and deleting syllables and substituting letters at the beginning and end of words—foundational skills to becoming a fluent speller.  Students will also have lessons on vowel sounds and letter sound combinations. This camp will also focus on early reading comprehension skills.  Students will listen to a story each day and learn new vocabulary. They will also learn about character traits, theme, setting, story problem, predicting, and summarizing using graphic organizers and creating a theme-related craft.

Second and Third Grade: Targeting Skills for Transitional Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on solidifying advanced phonemic awareness skills and decoding unfamiliar words by learning spelling patterns with reading practice.  They will use leveled books to work on reading comprehension skills such as identifying the main idea, key vocabulary, story elements, and summarizing using graphic organizers and creating a related craft. 

Third and Fourth Grade: Foundations for Fluent Readers and Foundational Writers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on understanding and connecting with various texts.  They will use leveled books to work on higher level reading comprehension skills using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.  In addition, students will work on sentence and paragraph structure.

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One-on-One Intensives in Reading and Math

Dates: June 3–27 (M–Th, all four weeks)  Make-up sessions in July.
Grades: K–5
Instructor: Teachers from Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $2,750

Using individual sessions, students in grades K–5 are taught based on their own level and needs.  All intervention programs are evidence-based and have been identified as effective approaches to reading and math instruction.  Based on initial assessment needs, a tailored instruction plan will be implemented in a variety of areas listed below.  Post-program assessment reports are provided.  A pre-session assessment on campus is a required part of the curriculum.

Reading:  Phonemic awareness, phonics, word attack skills, spelling, listening and reading comprehension, vocabulary and fluency and writing.

Math: numbers and operations, algebraic reasoning, geometry and measurement, data analysis, and math fact fluency.

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Volleyball

June 3–6 (M–Th only) 
Grades 2–5: 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Grades 6–10: 10:30 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Coach Cydryce McMillian
Cost: $150 for Grades 2–5; $175 for Grades 6–10

Please note that this camp runs Monday, June 3, through Thursday, June 6.
South Campus (Crum Athletics Center)

Join the St. Francis Upper School head volleyball coach in a fun-filled youth volleyball skills camp. Students will practice fundamental skills such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting as well as teamwork and strategy. Our week is filled with fun music, progression drills, and inter-squad scrimmages. Students are grouped by age and experience.

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Tech Spectacular

June 3–7  1:00 –4:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–7
Instructor: Steve Johnson
Cost: $200

Come join us and explore the digital world!  Students in this section will experience a sampling of Middle School technology—3-D design, programming, robotics, shared documents, online research, and multi-media collaboration projects.  Students will work individually and in small groups to meet challenges and explore in the digital realm.

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3-D Design and Prototypes

June 3–13 (two-week camp)  9:00–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor: Stephen Johnson
Cost: $495

This two-week camp session allows plenty of time for students to learn new skills, implement them in design, and redesign for maximum functionality.  Students will be programming, designing for three dimensions, and printing prototypes on our 3-D printer.  They’ll have opportunities to build designs and program robots to perform specific tasks.  Individual projects will vary depending on group interests.

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Week 2: June 10-14, 2019

3-D Design and Prototypes

June 10–14 9:00–12:00 p.m.
* This is a two-week camp.  See the week of June 3–7 for full description.

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Speed and Agility Camp, aka SAC Camp, Session I—South Campus

June 10–13 (M–Th only)  8:00–9:30 a.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructors:  Cydryce McMillian, Chuck McMillian, Jeffrey Gardner, Sr., and other St. Francis Head Coaches
Cost: $150* (or $400 for the full month of June) Look for “combo” with 7-on-7 Football or Field Hockey to save $25.

SAC Camp offers specialized performance and fitness training that focuses on developing proper technique for both the athlete and non-athlete.  Our elite coaching staff uses various speed and agility workouts, sprints, age-appropriate weight room regimes, resistance bands, ladder drills, plyometric drills, and more to enhance speed, strength, and explosiveness.  We will create a positive competitive environment that encourages fun while aiming to increase confidence, eliminate wasted motion, and optimize mechanics and overall performance.

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Field Hockey Fundamentals

June 10–14  10:00 am.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor: Coach Jeremy Cain
Cost: $175* includes hockey stick (Look for the special combo price when combined with SAC camp)

Come learn a cool new sport, or master skills you have already explored.  Our field hockey camp has something for everyone!  Under the direction of our head field hockey coach, Jeremy Cain, students will spend each morning working through skills and drills with game-like scrimmages. Friday will be tournament day with the champions receiving special prizes.  Campers receive a stick and ball included in camp tuition.

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7-on-7 Football

June 10–14  10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructor: Coach Chuck McMillian and other St. Francis coaches
Cost: $150 (Look for a special combo price when combined with SAC the same week)

Race through a series of football skills and drills in this fast-paced camp that will leave participants wanting more.  Athletes will focus on proper football fundamentals and techniques by position as they improve their understanding of offensive and defensive schemes.  During this low-impact but faster version of football, players do not use pads, and receivers are downed by a one-hand touch (no flags).

Note: at the end of each skills session, participants will be grouped by skill and age and play against other 7-on-7 teams, including from other schools.

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Board Game Camp

June 10–14  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–8
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $150

Long a staple of family fun and friends’ gatherings, board games have continued to grow and evolve over the years. Still, they all have a few things in common: players must agree on set rules and consistently follow them; there is a definite beginning and end; and there is almost always a winner—and several who do not win. Strategy, luck, and persistence may determine the outcome, and the outcome may change from game to game. Students learn perseverance, cooperation, communication, and follow-through while playing board games. Reading, math, and spatial skills are enhanced through experiential play. Groups will be created based on enrollment to keep students with similar ages and skill levels together.

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 Going on Safari!

June 10–14  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./ 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Rising Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $240 for half day/ $375 for full day

Strap on your pith helmet and tie your boots—Primary School campers are off on a safari for the week!   From mapping out their journey to photographing animals in the wild, campers will be immersed for a week in the sights and sounds of the savannah, desert, plains, and jungles.  Look out for lions, monkeys, crocodiles, and elephants as we make binoculars and trek carefully toward our goal of seeing the most wildlife! Through music, storytelling, dramatic play, art projects, and large motor games, Primary School students will explore!

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Multi Sport Camp Session I

June 10–14   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades:  K–4
Instructors:  Coaches of Just Play Sports
Cost: $195

This popular camp returns for a ninth year at Summer on the Point, with even more games and skill building strategies!  Students learn the basics of a variety of sports, including basketball, volleyball, and soccer, all while acquiring the vital skills and discipline needed to become stronger, healthier athletes.  The fundamentals of each sport will be covered with a special emphasis on teamwork.  Groups will be determined by age and experience level.  Older campers will have opportunities for leadership.

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A to Z Woodworking, Level II

June 10–14
Session I: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Session II: 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Instructor: Linda Engelland
Cost: $275

Students in this camp session build on skills in woodworking with opportunities to work with real hand tools in a safe environment.   Students will work with hammering, painting, shaping, sawing, making holes, smoothing, and gluing to create several small projects.  No kits are used in this class.  As students work individually, they develop listening, critical-thinking, and self-help skills that carry over into daily life.  Level II is for students in K–2 who have completed Level I and beginners in grades 3 and 4.

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Acrylics I: Painting Basics

June 10–14  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

Students in this course will work with basics of acrylic paints and paint techniques. Starting with building a color wheel, they will work on brush strokes and composition.

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Acrylics I: Pets and More

June 10–14 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado Giambi
Cost: $350

Get ready to create portraits of animal figures in this class—blue dogs, red cats, and green elephants included!  Students will work on early acrylic techniques while creating unique pet portraits.

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Gymnastics for Primary School

June 10–14  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Coach Robbie Hirst and Tumbling Co. of Houston
Cost: $195

Join us for a week of fun as campers cover a variety of tumbling skills—vault, beam, tumbling, and bar—in a developmentally appropriate setting. Campers will work at individual skill levels as they grow in ability and confidence during the week.  The week will be rounded out with fun large-motor games and activities.

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Lego Robotics

June 10–13  1:00–3:30 p.m.
Grades: 2–5
Instructor: Steve Johnson
Cost: $250

Campers will learn the elements of design, construction, systems, and motors as they work in small groups to solve challenges and build their designs into functioning robots that can address specific problems. Campers will use higher-level thinking to problem solve, work cooperatively, and create unique designs of their own.

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Multi-Media Art and Jewelry Making

June 10–14  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. or 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–10
Instructor: Amy Chandler
Cost: $300/9–12 or $450/9–3 (includes all materials)

Students in this camp will learn new techniques and explore through projects that are more intricate and in-depth than school-year classes afford. Campers will work with glass, wire, beads, paint, and metal. Students will work on a variety of projects, including kiln form copper jewelry, fused glass, beadwork, and several other new techniques. Morning-only campers will not complete all projects, but will have choices about which projects to begin.

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Let’s Pretend—Creative Drama Camp

June 3–14  1:00–2:30 p.m.
Two-week course—see June 3–7 for full description

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 Speaking for Success

June 3–14 10:00–11: 30 a.m.
Two-week course—see June 3–7 for full description

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Reading Camps

June 10–13 (M–Th) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4 (see individual grade level camp descriptions)
Instructor: CLI Through Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $325/session

Kindergarten: Building Blocks for Emergent Readers II

Students will continue to build on early phonemic awareness and phonics with interactive lessons and games in alliteration, identifying first sounds in words, and blending sounds to read words.  This camp will also focus on more advanced listening comprehension skills. Students will listen to a story each day and learn new vocabulary words. They will also retell, summarize, and discuss characters and settings with journaling, acting out, graphic organizers, and a theme-related craft.

First Grade: Stepping Stones for Early Readers II

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that advance phonemic awareness skills such as distinguishing between the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words. Phonics instruction will focus on spelling patterns and letter-sound correspondences. Students will listen to a story each day and learn new vocabulary, story elements, and summarizing using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.

Second and Third Grade: Targeting Skills for Transitional Readers II

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on blending skills and more fluent reading. Students will use leveled books to work on reading comprehension skills such as identifying the main idea, key vocabulary, summarizing, story elements, and inferences using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.

Third and Fourth Grade: Foundations for Fluent Readers and Foundational Writers II

Students will have interactive lessons; play games that focus on story elements, main idea, story problem, and plot; and read leveled books to develop higher level comprehension skills. Students will also write informative papers that ask a question, state an interesting fact, or describe something that will pique interest in the reading material. 

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Photography I: Digital SLR

June 10–14  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–10
Instructor: Alison Johnston
Cost: $275

In this class, students will learn how to master the manual settings on a DSLR camera and develop an understanding of light, exposure, composition, saturation, color, line, and visual storytelling.  Students will work to master basic photography skills as well as basic editing of photos in Photoshop.  Each student will need his or her own camera.

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Pre-Ballet and Creative Dance Camp

June 10–14   9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grade: Primary II
Instructor: Crista Reuss
Cost: $175

Young dancers are immersed in a world of dance that explores solid ballet foundational techniques and their correct French terminology, all with the goal of joy of movement. Students will practice the art of storytelling through movement as they explore the world of dance. During the second half of each class, students will hear a bit of dance history told through an age-appropriate story. On Friday, there will be a short choreography demonstration for parents.

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Variety Dance Camp

June 10–14  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor:  Christie Crummel
Cost: $200

This fun, fast-paced dance camp focuses on a different style of dance each day. Starting with ballet-based warm-ups, students will explore jazz, hip-hop, pom-pom, and novelty dance to fun, age-appropriate music. Campers will be divided by age group and learn dance basics in dance-team style, crafting routines to share. Students will also enjoy fun games, dance-related activities, snacks, and the satisfaction of preparing for and giving a performance. On the last day of each session, parents and friends will be invited to come watch campers’ routines.

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Wolf Ninja Warriors

June 10–14  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Instructor: Jeremy Cain
Cost: $275* * includes costs of field trips

Children have been fascinated with the televised airing of American Ninja Warrior and the endeavors of the athletes competing. This style of movement takes conditioning, agility, balance, and a strong sense of confidence. In this fun campback by popular demand for a third yearstudents will work on gaining skills in balance, movement, coordination, cooperation, and strength through a week of fun challenges and exercises. Students will take field trips to nearby parks and rock-climbing facilities to challenge bodies and practice problem-solving.

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Week 3: June 17-21, 2019

Speed and Agility Camp, aka SAC Camp, Session I—South Campus

June 17–20  (M–Th only)  8:00–9:30 a.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructors:  Cydryce McMillian, Chuck McMillian, Jeffrey Gardner, Sr., and other St. Francis Head Coaches
Cost: $150* (or $400 for the full month of June) Look for “combo” with Soccer or 7-on-7 Football

SAC Camp offers specialized performance and fitness training that focuses on developing proper technique for both the athlete and non-athlete.  Our elite coaching staff uses various speed and agility workouts, sprints, age-appropriate weight room regimes, resistance bands, ladder drills, plyometric drills, and more to enhance speed, strength, and explosiveness.  We will create a positive competitive environment that encourages fun while aiming to increase confidence, eliminate wasted motion, and optimize mechanics and overall performance

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7-on-7 Football

June 17–21  10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructor: Coach Chuck McMillian and other St. Francis coaches
Cost: $150 (Look for a special combo price when combined with SAC the same week)

Race through a series of football skills and drills in this fast pace camp that will leave participants wanting more.  Athletes will focus on proper football fundamentals and techniques by position as they improve their understanding of offensive and defensive schemes. During this low-impact but faster version of football, players do not use pads, and receivers are downed by a one-hand touch (no flags).

Note: at the end of each skills session, participants will be grouped by skill and age and play against other 7-on-7 teams, including from other schools.

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Soccer Around the World

June 17–21  10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–10
Instructor: Mike Boeck
Cost: $175 (look for special combo price when registering with SAC camp the same week)

During this week, players will be introduced to the wider world from a perspective of soccer. Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, and Spain will be our destinations on this journey.  We will learn new skills and techniques to become creative with the ball like great Brazilian stars of the past, from Pelé to Ronaldinho and Neymar.  In England, students will be introduced to kick and rush combinations and what it means to fight for second balls.   The third stop of our journey will bring players to Germany, where we will be challenged in our ultimate teamwork.  Day four brings the team to Italy, where they will learn what Catenaccio means.  On Friday, players will get to know the Spanish Tiki-Taka style of play.  All of this fun will occur while being active, increasing fitness, and enjoying the sport together!

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A to Z Woodworking, Advanced

June 17–21
Session I: 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Session II: 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades: 2 and up with instructor approval
Instructor: Linda Engelland
Cost: $275

Students in this camp session builds on skills in woodworking with opportunities to work with real hand tools in a safe environment.  Students will work with hammering, painting, shaping, sawing, making holes, smoothing, and gluing to create several small projects.  No kits are used in this class.  As students work individually, they develop listening, critical-thinking, and self-help skills that carry over into daily life.  Advanced woodworking requires prior approval from the instructor.  Students work at a much faster pace with more individual projects.

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Fashion Trends and Sewing Skills

June 17–21  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Instructor: Maria Cruzalegui-Reardon
Cost: $250

Students in this section will take their love for fashion to the next level, learning basic sewing skills to create simple projects of their own design.  They will study past and current trends and create their own looks, spring-boarding off of these designs.  Students will practice hand sewing, machine sewing, embroidery, and improvised hacks to make the clothing work for them!

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In the Pet Shop

June 17–21  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $240 half day/ $375 full day

Come and join us in the pet shop!   Students will explore the animals that are kept as pets around the world, learning where they would be found outside of human homes and what it takes to care for these animals.  Through dramatic play, art, cooking, storytelling, and movement, campers in this section will enjoy a deeper understanding of the animals that interact with people. 

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Decades and Dolls

June 17–21  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost; $225

This popular camp returns for another year with different dolls and different adventures. Using the popular American Girls series of books as a jumping-off point, campers will travel each day to a different year and location in American history. They’ll learn about daily life in that era and immerse themselves in the games, dances, music, food, and history of the times. Girls are allowed to both dress up and bring dolls, although this is NOT required. Focus is on historical and cultural periods and the fun and activities that accompany them.  Additionally, students will have time to groom dolls in our salons and visit our in-house “salon” for girls.

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 Dodgeball Challenge

June 17–21  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–5
Instructor:  Bruce Alamdari and staff of Olympia Tae Kwon Do
Cost: $195

Playing dodgeball fosters agility, quick thinking, and explosive movement—all skills that benefit students in the practice of Tae Kwon Do. Using plyometric warm-up exercises, fun drills, full-body movements, ball-handling skills, and thoughtful strategy, campers will follow Master Bruce through a variety of dodgeball challenges. Along the way, they’ll develop teamwork skills as they plan, agree upon rules, choose teams, and compete in “King of the Gym” tournaments.

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Howlers’ Cheer Camp

June 17–21 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–5
Instructor:  Christie Crummel and Howlers Cheerleaders
Cost: $200

Join the Howlers for a week of cheers, jumps, dance routines, and fun. The St. Francis Howlers cheerleaders will lead campers through this energy-packed camp that emphasizes the basics of cheer while promoting teamwork and leadership. We will work on St. Francis cheers and fight song motions, simple “spirit dance” routines, and foundational skills. Campers will also enjoy fun team-building games and spirit-related activities with the Howlers. The week will culminate in a performance for family and friends!

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Hip Hop and Classical Jazz

June 17–21 12:00–1:30 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructor: Crista Reuss
Cost: $185

This class begins with 45 minutes of introductory jazz technique and dance steps. Hip-hop style is based on classic jazz techniques and is a natural progression in the teaching of styles. After a short snack break, students will work on choreography for a popular piece of age-appropriate music to encourage their own creative development. There will be an informal demonstration on Friday.

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Basketball Session II

June 17– 21  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Just Play Sports
Cost: $200

Come explore the fun of basketball while learning the basics of passing, shooting, dribbling, defending, and teamwork.  Through creative planning, our coaches take an exciting sport and make it more enjoyable and accessible.  Lessons will be geared toward each age group, giving campers the chance to successfully develop good ball-handling technique while engaging in playful competition with friends.  Older campers will be offered leadership opportunities while still progressing their own game skills.  Younger students will develop team rapport and work on basic proficiencies.  No supplies are needed for this camp.

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Degas’s Ballerinas

June 17–21  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado Giami
Cost: $350

Campers in this section will use Degas’s classic ballerina paintings as inspiration for their own paintings.  Students will use this inspiration to create while receiving instruction in technique and use of materials.  All projects come home on Friday.

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Critical Thinking Boot Camp

June 17–21  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grade: Primary II Only
Instructor:  Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $275

This academic enrichment program helps students advance their thinking and listening skills through hands-on play, natural curiosity, and abstract questioning. Campers will build their abilities and confidence through games, custom puzzles, and fun activities. Exercises in pattern decoding, math reasoning, reading, literacy, cognitive processing, spatial perception, memory, concentration, analogy-solving skills, and logical thinking will aid students as they progress into higher-level, multistep processing.

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Reading Camps

June: 17–20  (M–Th) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4 (see individual grade level camp descriptions)
Instructor: CLI Through Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $325/session

Kindergarten: Building Blocks for Emergent Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and games in early phonemic awareness skills such as oral language and rhyming.  The lessons will also have a phonics component practicing letter names and sounds to build a strong foundation for early readers.  This camp will also focus on listening comprehension.  Students will listen to a story daily; learn new vocabulary words; and retell and summarize using journaling, acting out, graphic organizers, and a theme-related craft.

First Grade: Stepping Stones for Early Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on advanced phonemic awareness, such as separating and deleting syllables and substituting letters at the beginning and end of words— foundational skills to becoming a fluent speller.  Students will also have lessons on vowel sounds and letter sound combinations.  This camp will also focus on early reading comprehension skills.  Students will listen to a story daily and learn new vocabulary. They will also learn about character traits, theme, setting, story problem, predicting, and summarizing using graphic organizers and creating a theme-related craft.

Second and Third Grade: Targeting Skills for Transitional Readers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on solidifying advanced phonemic awareness skills and decoding unfamiliar words by learning spelling patterns with reading practice.  Students will use leveled books to work reading comprehension skills such as identifying the main idea, summarizing, key vocabulary and story elements using graphic organizers and creating a related craft. 

Third and Fourth Grade: Foundations for Fluent Readers and Foundational Writers I

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on understanding and connecting with various texts.  Students will use leveled books to work on higher level reading comprehension skills using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.  In addition, students will work on sentence and paragraph structure.

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Lego Creations Design Camp

June 17–21  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructor: Pantea Sarvi and St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $175

LEGO building blocks are an open invitation to exploration and imagination in engineering.  Students will be challenged to build the strongest structures, highest towers, most creative houses, and bridges that can hold the most weight.  Students will be introduced to simple machine terms and principles of building and will have opportunities for individual and team building challenges.  Students will create take-along LEGO travel kits, so they can continue their fun throughout the summer!

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Speaking for Success

June 17–28 (two-week camp)  10:00–11:30 a.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor: Patricia Edwards
Cost: $250

This course introduces students to the elements of effective communication. Speaking and listening receive equal emphasis. Students should increase both competence and confidence in their public speaking abilities. Elements of communication, preparing for public speaking, types of public speaking, and creating a variety of speeches are major units of study in this interactive course.  Conquering the fear of public speaking, analyzing the voice for better delivery, and providing a “safe” space for exploring the keys to better oral communication will provide students with critical skills.

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Let’s Pretend!  Creative Drama for Lower School

June 17–28 (two-week course) 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor: Patricia Edwards
Cost: $250

Creative drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children.  Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre.  A final performance at the end of the session will demonstrate creativity, awareness of stage presence, and use of the voice and body to communicate thoughts, feelings, and ideas.

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Express and Explore Art Camp

June 17–21 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor: Casey Casteel
Cost: $250

Through use of paint, clay, pencil and paper, collage materials, and pastels, students are encouraged to be creative in their art and express emotions while exploring the world and objects around them.   Projects will go home at the end of the week.

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Movement Exploration

June 17–21 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Casey Casteel
Cost: $225

 Campers in this section will explore creative movement and the ability to tell a story with their bodies in motion.  Basics of movement, dance, and yoga will be interspersed with active games and dramatic play through movement.

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Week 4: June 24-28, 2019

Speed and Agility Camp, aka SAC Camp, Session I—South Campus

June 24–27  (M–Th only)  8:00–9:30 a.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructors:  Cydryce McMillian, Chuck McMillian, Jeffrey Gardner, Sr., and other St. Francis Head Coaches
Cost: $150* (or $400 for the full month of June) Look for special combo pricing when taken with basketball.

SAC Camp offers specialized performance and fitness training that focuses on developing proper technique for both the athlete and non-athlete.  Our elite coaching staff will use various speed and agility workouts, sprints, age-appropriate weight room regimes, resistance bands, ladder drills, plyometric drills, and more to enhance speed, strength, and explosiveness.  We will create a positive competitive environment that encourages fun while aiming to increase confidence, eliminate wasted motion, and optimize mechanics and overall performance.

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Basketball: Shooting and Passing Skills

June 24–28 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–10
Instructor: Coach Leveil Lander
Cost: $150  Look for special combo pricing when combined with SAC camp for the week.

In this fun, fast-paced camp, students will refine skills in ball handling with the first part of each session devoted to shooting.  Students will be grouped according to skill level when appropriate, and there will be fun competitions and games to finish out each morning. No equipment required.

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Mis Amigos

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grade: Primary II Only
Instructors: Claudia Schoelman and St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $240 mornings only/ $375 full day

Join our beloved Primary School Spanish teacher on an international adventure. In this session, students will be immersed in Spanish language and culture through literature, music, movement, and art. As they cook traditional Latin recipes, campers will practice following directions in Spanish. Repetition through story, song, and rhyme will reinforce school-year learning and engage Spanish beginners as well as those who are already comfortable with the language. Each day will be an adventure!

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 Grappling Games

June 24–28  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: 2–6
Instructor:  Derrick Fields
Cost: $150

Students in this camp will work on grappling skills applicable to different styles of wrestling and martial arts such as jiu jitsu.  Basics such as shooting, sprawling, pinning, and basic wrestling take-downs will be addressed, and students will be introduced to trips, throws, ground control, and simple submissions.  No equipment is needed for this camp.  Students will be paired according to size and experience.

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All About the Arts

June 24–28 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: Casey Casteel and Staff of Creative Connections
Cost: $250

Join us as we explore an array of arts in one camp! Students will make discoveries and express themselves through painting, sculpting, dancing, playing, singing, and actingall centered around engaging, literature-based themes. These fun, interactive, process-based activities will be a feast for the senses!

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Tae Kwon Do Fun Camp for Primary School

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor:  Bruce Alamdari
Cost: $200

Master Bruce’s school year Tae Kwon Do classes are favorites each semester, with a generation of students having learned the art from him, as well as lessons on discipline, perseverance, and respect in a fun environment. These sessions of summer camp are designed to both introduce the art to new students and continue to develop returning students, with skills taught in a cyclical fashion during the first half of class. The second half is devoted to games and activities that will continue to develop large-motor skills, listening skills, cooperation, and self-discipline. There will be fun games and crafts as well as a special snack on Friday. No uniforms are required for the TKD camps.

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Kitchen Chemistry

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–4
Instructor: Maria Cruzalegui-Reardon
Cost: $225

Welcome to a week of gloriously messy fun, where the kitchen becomes our laboratory! Cooking is its own science, comprising both chemical and physical reactions. In this camp, students will create tasty concoctions, experiment with processes and ratios, and do the math to change recipes for groups of various sizes. Within the lab, common edible items will be used to conduct experiments, discover properties of states of matter, and make very cool solutions and mixtures. Bring both your apron and your goggles for this week of gastronomic science!

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 Multi Sport Camp Session II

June 24–28   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructors: Coaches of Just Play Sports
Cost: $195

This popular camp returns for a ninth year in Summer on the Point, with even more games and skill building strategies!  Students learn the basics of various sports, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, and more, all while acquiring the vital skills and discipline they need to become stronger, healthier athletes.  The fundamentals of each sport will be covered with a special emphasis on teamwork.  Groups will be determined by age and experience level.  Older campers will have opportunities for leadership.

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 Indoor Field Hockey Fun

June 24–28  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Coach Jeremy Cain
Cost: $195

Students in this camp will be introduced to the sport of field hockey on an indoor court.  In a fun environment, they will learn basic control of the ball, use of sticks, passing, and rules of the game along with fun challenges and related movement activities.

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Reading Camps

June 24–27 (M–Th) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4 (see individual grade level camp descriptions)
Instructor: CLI Through Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $325/session

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 Acrylics: Self-Portraits

June 24–28 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades K–3
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

Students in this section will work with early skills in acrylics as they learn about the elements of the face and how to render them in two dimensions.  Students will look at perspective and proportions as they render self-portraits. Projects go home on Friday.

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Charcoal and Pencils: Self-Portraits

June 24–28  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

Students in this more advanced class will work with charcoal and pencils, gaining confidence in basic techniques as they study elements of the face and how to render them with correct proportions.  Projects go home on Friday.

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Survival 101

June 24–28   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–10
Instructor:  Spencer Duran
Cost: $200

Students in this exciting new summer session will experience hands-on skills practice—both indoors and outdoors—in areas of survival pertaining to camping, hiking, and situations that could take students out of areas where cell phones and electricity are readily available.  Students will orient through practical use of maps and compasses.  They will practice knots and cordage, outdoor cooking, trip planning, packing a backpack, and identifying native flora and fauna.  Survival skills will address types of shelters for various situations, shelter building, water purification, problem solving and psychology of survival, and basic first aid skills.  There will be fun team challenges and problem solving activities as well as practical lessons. Students will cook their own snacks over camp stoves each day.

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Mini-Stars All Sport

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Mini-Stars Soccer Staff
Cost: $195

Campers in these sessions are encouraged to explore large-motor development through various sports and challenges. Students will engage in play with various ball and cooperative games such as soccer, kickball, T-ball, and more. Traditional large-motor games will be played, and students will be encouraged to become more aware of their own body movements and spatial environment. Listening and cooperative skills will be emphasized in a fun environment.

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Let’s Pretend–Creative Drama Camp

June 17–28  1:00–2:30 p.m.
Two-week course—see June 17–21  for full description

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 Speaking for Success

June 17–28  10:00–11: 30 a.m.
Two-week course–see June 17–21 for full description

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 USA Chess

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. OR 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–10
Instructors: USA Chess
Cost: $295* * Available for combo pricing with video game design

USA Chess is the largest and leading chess camp organization for children in the United States, with some of the finest chess instructors in the country. Campers will experience chess instruction and play in a fun environment designed to improve their skills, whether for casual or competitive play. Tuition includes a chess set to take home, a trophy, and all snacks.

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Video Game Design: Modding, Networking, and Hosting with Minecraft

June 24–28  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.* *can be combined with afternoon chess or Kodu Video Creation
Grades: 3–10
Instructors: Active Learning
Cost: $340*   *$500 combo with chess for full day; $525 combo for full day with Kodu

Minecraft is hugely popular because it is collaborative, open ended, and moddable. Our program promotes those qualities for a week of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes, and a bit about hosting and networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods, and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat, or even creating a chessboard, the possibilities are nearly limitless. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for young minds.

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Video Game Design: Kodu Game Creation—Mario Kart Style

June 24–28  1:00 p.m.* *can be combined with morning chess or Modding with Minecraft
Grades: 3–10
Instructors: Active Learning
Cost: $340*   *$500 combo with chess for full day; $525 combo for full day with Kodu

Children will create something similar to a Mario Kart-style game. Campers begin by designing their own world. Worlds can have mountains, valleys, lakes, hills—or they can be designed unlike anything you have ever seen before. Next, they place characters into the world and program them to move, interact with other characters, and even talk, using scripts written for the characters. They can program characters to pick up objects, engage opponents, and overcome villains. Children will use their creativity as they build a world full of racing tasks. Whether it is collecting enough diamonds before time expires, navigating through a challenging obstacle course, or racing against a friend, they are sure to have fun!  As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling,  programming, and problem solving for their young minds.

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Reading Camps

June 24–27 (M–Th) 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4 (see individual grade level camp descriptions)
Instructor: CLI Through Dan L. Duncan Clinic at UT Health
Cost: $325/session

Kindergarten: Building Blocks for Emergent Readers II

Students will continue to build on early phonemic awareness and phonics with interactive lessons and games in alliteration, identifying first sounds in words, and blending sounds to read words.  This camp will also focus on more advanced listening comprehension skills. Students will listen to a story each day; learn new vocabulary words; and retell and summarize using journaling, acting out, graphic organizers, and a theme-related craft.

First Grade: Stepping Stones for Early Readers II

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that continue advanced phonemic awareness skills, such as distinguishing between the beginning, middle, and ending sounds in words. Phonics instruction will focus on spelling patterns and letter-sound correspondences. Students will listen to a story each day and learn new vocabulary, story elements, and summarizing using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.

Second and Third Grade: Targeting Skills for Transitional Readers II

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on blending skills and more fluent reading. Students will use leveled books to work on reading comprehension skills such as identifying the main idea, key vocabulary, summarizing, story elements, and inferences using graphic organizers and creating a related craft.

Third and Fourth Grade: Foundations for Fluent Readers and Foundational Writers II

Students will have interactive lessons and play games that focus on story elements, main idea, story problem, and plot for in depth foundation of higher level comprehension skills through reading leveled books. Students will write informative papers that ask a question, state an interesting fact, or describe something that will pique interest in the reading material.

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Week 5: July 8-12, 2019

Board Game Camp

July 8–12  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–8
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $125

Long a staple of family fun and friends’ gatherings, board games have continued to grow and evolve over the years. Still, they all have a few things in common: players must agree on set rules and consistently follow them; there is a definite beginning and end; and there is almost always a winner—and several who do not win. Strategy, luck, and persistence may determine the outcome, and the outcome may change from game to game. Students learn perseverance, cooperation, communication, and follow-through while playing board games. Reading, math, and spatial skills are enhanced through experiential play. Groups will be created based on enrollment to keep students with similar ages and skill levels together.

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Critical Thinking Boot Camp

July 8–12  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructor: Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $425

This academic enrichment program helps students advance their thinking and listening skills through hands-on play, natural curiosity, and abstract questioning. Campers will build their abilities and confidence through games, custom puzzles, and fun activities. Exercises in pattern decoding, math reasoning, reading, literacy, cognitive processing, spatial perception, memory, concentration, analogy-solving skills, and logical thinking will aid students as they progress into higher-level, multistep processing.

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Fashion Design: Figures and Clothes

July 8–12  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–9
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

Students in this art session will learn to illustrate models wearing their own creative fashion ideas.  Students will be introduced to textiles, styles, and design, and they will examine basic structures like shirts, pants, skirts, and dresses.  Students will also work with fabric samples and learn to create a mood board.  All projects go home on Friday.

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Lemonade Stand Entrepreneur

July 8–12  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–5
Instructor: Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $375

On a hot summer day, a cold glass of lemonade can sure hit the spot!  In this entrepreneur camp, students will learn how to start their own business. We will review measuring, researching, marketing, advertising, and how to bake some delicious recipes. Get ready to work as a team! Students will need to decorate their stands and make posters to advertise their newfound businesses. Profits from sales will be donated to a local charity. Join us as we learn about teamwork and economics in this fun filled camp!  All creations and projects go home on Friday.

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Mixed Media Art

July 8–12 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–9
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

Students in this art camp will incorporate elements of abstractions within collages and drawings to make for some beautiful contemporary art. For those with artistic souls, this is the maximum creative medium. Students will learn the history behind the artists who pioneered this format and explore different media throughout the week.  All projects and artwork go home on Friday.

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Sports-travaganza

July 8–12  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Jeremy Cain and other SFE Coaches
Cost: $200

Campers in this fast-paced session will move through a variety of sports, games, physical challenges, and obstacles. Working in teams formed according to age and ability, students will practice following rule sets, strategizing, persevering, and encouraging teammates. Activities may include kickball, dodgeball, softball, obstacle races, flag football, soccer, volleyball, table tennis, and others as well as conditioning and daily challenges. Don’t miss out on the fun!

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USA Chess Camp

July 8–12  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–8
Instructors: USA Chess
Cost: $300* * available for combinations with video design camps

USA Chess is the largest and leading chess camp organization for children in the United States with some of the finest chess instructors in the country. Campers will experience chess instruction and play in a fun environment designed to improve their skills, whether for casual or competitive play. Tuition includes a chess set to take home, a trophy, and all snacks.

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 Video Game Design: Arcade Style (similar to Pac-Man)

July 8–12  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–10
Instructors: Active Learning
Cost; $340* *$500 when combined with USA Chess; $525 when combined with Modding and Minecraft

In this program, the game that is created has action for each level all on one screen, similar to Centipede, Asteroids, or Pac­Man. The children create a main character which can be anything their imagination dreams of. Other characters and enemies pursue the main character, who dodges their attacks. The character will score points for picking up objects and destroying the enemy objects.  Options are endless, and children create level after level for a full week of fun. As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds.

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Video Game Design: Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft

July 8–12  1:00–4:00 p.m. *can be combined with morning chess or Arcade Video Creation
Grades: 3–10
Instructors: Active Learning
Cost: $340   *$500 combo with chess for full day; $525 combo for full day with Kodu

Minecraft is hugely popular because it is collaborative, open-­ended, and moddable. Our program promotes those qualities for a week of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes, and a bit about hosting and networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods, and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat or, even creating a chessboard, the possibilities are nearly limitless.  As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds.

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Week 6: July 15-19, 2019

Charcoal Drawings

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Instructor: Viruchy Delgado-Giambi
Cost: $350

 Charcoal can be fun, fun, fun!  Dogs, rabbits, birds, and more.  Students in this course will learn how to make animals look realistic with a single line.  They will study line, contour, circles, ovals, and cylinders.

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Foundations of Algebra

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 8 and 9
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

Before moving into higher math, students need to have strong foundational skills in algebraic thinking and operations. These sessions are designed to review the basic principles of algebra and address the areas that most often need extra practice. Students will work with equations and graphing, review operations of integers, explore exponents, and more within a small-group setting.

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Rev Up for Reading

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $200

This fun camp of literacy-based activities is designed to get students back into the routine of reading and making connections between literature and the real world. Students will develop ideas from books through hands-on crafts, cooking, games, and dramatizations.

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Math Fact Review

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–5
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $200

To solidify student understanding and application of basic math facts, this session uses games, challenges, competitions, and personal goals. Students will be in separate groups—determined both by grade level and skills needs—for practice and fun group challenges.

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 Hands-On Math for Rising Fifth- and Sixth-Grade Students

July 15–19  9:00–11:00 a.m.
Grades: 5 and 6
Instructor: Carrie Hamstra
Cost: $275

Students in this section will apply Project Based Learning and fun, hands-on methods to master some basic topics for students entering fifth and sixth grade.  Students may work with order of operations, decimals, fractions, coordinate planes, and more.  Projects may be expressed through hands-on engineering, cooking, art, and many other applications.  Relating math to practical uses helps solidify concepts; through projects, students explore more in-depth and in their own learning style.

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Coding Trailblazers

July 15–19  1:00–2:30 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor: Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $250* *special combo price of $450 when combined with Whizz! Bang! Splat!

Journey into the world of coding!  Starting with basic coding concepts, students will use a variety of unplugged and online coding activities to refine skills.  Activities include Snap Circuits, Squishy circuits, Code and GO Mouse Maze and Robot turtles games.  Campers will work on individual and collaborative tasks, combining creativity with problem solving as they blaze a trail into the world of computer coding!  Call projects go home on Friday.

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Whizz! Bang! Splat!

July 15–19  2:30–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Kara Cooney-Galli
Cost: $250* *special combo price of $450 when combined with Coding Trailblazers

Students in this section will design and construct a catapult, create and assemble wind-powered vehicles, and launch rockets that they build themselves! It will be a week to explore electricity, find out about flight, and build some seriously cool contraptions.  This camp is all about experimentation and the discovery of how things work—and why sometimes they don’t.  Highlights include catapults, the egg drop challenge, and wind-powered vehicles.  If your child likes machines, gadgets, and gizmos, this is the camp for them! All projects go home on Friday.

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Indoor Soccer

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor:  Coach Jeremy Cain
Cost: $200

Soccer is a favorite sport in Houston, but summer time can get hot!  This camp brings the popular sport of soccer indoors. Students will practice skills related to ball handling and footwork and go over strategies of play and basic concepts related to field work. There will be small group competitions and scrimmages as well as fun games and activities.

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Fundamentals of Kickboxing Session II

July 15–19   1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 2–6
Instructor:  Derrick Fields
Cost: $195 (includes pair of bag gloves)

Kickboxing is a term that fits a variety of martial arts styles—karate, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, Lethwei, San Shou and Japanese kickboxing.  American kickboxing typically blends several of these styles together with emphasis on the kicks and strikes from karate and Muay Thai.  This fundamentals course is a fun way to exercise and teaches the basics of kicks and strikes.  Students will work with pads and bags as well as shadow box.  There is no sparring or contact striking between students in this course.  Students will instead focus on conditioning, stretching, technique, and skills competitions. The object is to have fun while learning a skill and getting more fit.  Each student will receive their own pair of bag gloves.

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 Lego Design Camp

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: K–3
Instructor:  Pantea Sarvi and St. Francis Faculty
Cost; $175

LEGO building blocks are an open invitation to exploration and imagination in engineering.  Students will be challenged to build the strongest structures, highest towers, most creative houses, and bridges that can hold the most weight.  Students will be introduced to simple machine terms and principles of building and will have opportunities for individual and team building challenges. Students will create take-along LEGO travel kits so they can continue their fun throughout the summer!

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 Mis Amigos

July 15–19  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m./9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Grades:  Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Señora Claudia Schoelman and St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $240 mornings only/ $375 full day

Join our beloved Primary School Spanish teacher on an international adventure. In this session, students will be immersed in Spanish language and culture through literature, music, movement, and art. As they cook traditional Latin recipes, campers will practice following directions in Spanish. Repetition through story, song, and rhyme will reinforce school-year learning and engage Spanish beginners as well as those who are already comfortable with the language. Each day will be an adventure!

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 Wolf Ninja Warriors:  Session II

July 15–19  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–6
Instructor: Jeremy Cain
Cost; $275 (includes field trips)

Children have been fascinated with the televised airing of American Ninja Warrior and the endeavors of the athletes competing. This style of movement takes conditioning, agility, balance, and a strong sense of confidence. In this fun camp—back by popular demand for a third year—students will work on gaining skills in balance, movement, coordination, cooperation, and strength through a week of fun challenges and exercises. Students will take field trips to nearby parks and rock-climbing facilities to challenge bodies and practice problem-solving.

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Movement Exploration Workshop for Primary School

July 15–19  9:00–11:00 a.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Casey Casteel
Cost: $225

 Campers in this section will explore creative movement and the ability to tell a story with their bodies in motion. Basics of movement, dance, and yoga will be interspersed with active games and dramatic play through movement.

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 Movement Exploration Workshop for Lower School

July 15–19 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–2
Instructor: Casey Casteel
Cost: $240

Campers in this section will explore creative movement and the ability to tell a story with their bodies in motion.  Basics of movement, dance, and yoga will be interspersed with active games and dramatic play through movement.

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Week 7: July 22-26, 2019

Jump Into Primary School

July 22–26  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275/session 

It’s time to Jump Into Primary School for the 2019–20 school year! This program is perfect for new students, returning students moving to a new grade, or those who want to reacquaint themselves with school routines after a busy summer. Children will spend time getting to know some of the Primary School faculty, orienting themselves to classroom environments and buildings they will use in the fall, and working on basics such as fine-motor, listening, and social skills. Students will engage in story time, class discussions, Spanish, small- and large-group cooperation, games, art, cooking, outdoor recreation, and centers play. All groups are led by St. Francis Primary School Faculty. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Kindergarten, Week 1: All About Me

July 22–26  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade:  Kindergarten
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During this week, children entering St. Francis's kindergarten program will get to know some of the faces and places they will see during the school year. They will practice listening, fine-motor skills, math, writing, and group cooperation to prepare them for the coming year. Using a weekly theme as a focus, students will engage in group learning activities, individual explorations, art, and Spanish. Learning will occur in both large- and small-group settings. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into First Grade, Week 1: Creature Feature

July 22–26   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade: 1
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

This session is for new or returning students entering the first grade in fall 2019. Students may wish to solidify skills before beginning the academic year or need time to return to a school routine. Students will develop successful listening and writing skills, practice reading strategies, and work on group-learning dynamics, math concepts, and cooperation within large and small groups. Through weekly themes, students will engage in art, Spanish, centers, and individual explorations. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Second Grade, Week 1: Exploration Earth

July 22–26  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 2
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

This week’s session helps new or returning second graders prepare for a successful start of the 2019–2020 school year. Using a weekly theme as a starting point, students will work on mental math, problem-solving, writing mechanics, reading fluency and comprehension, group-learning dynamics, and listening skills. Additional daily activities will include art, Spanish, centers, and individual explorations. A snack is provided daily.

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 Jump Into Third Grade, Week 1:  Focus on Language Arts

July 22–26  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During the first week of Jump Into Third Grade, students will focus on writing mechanics, reading comprehension strategies, and expression of ideas in both verbal and written form. They will also practice clearly communicating stories, ideas, and questions. Other activities will include storytelling, cooking, art projects, and exercises at the SMART Board.  Other aspects of technology will be integrated.   A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Fourth Grade, Week 1: Focus On Language Arts

July 22–26  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 4
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During the first week of Jump Into Fourth Grade, students will focus on strengthening their writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and expression of ideas in both written and verbal form. Students will develop vocabulary, spelling strategies, and reading responses as well as practice communication through story structure. Other activities may include storytelling, creative writing, and special literature-inspired activities such as cooking or art. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Math for Rising Fifth Graders

July 22–26  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grade: 5
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students in this section will spend the week doing hands on activities, pencil and paper challenges, and mental math while working to solidify concepts needed to securely tackle Middle School math. Low ratios allow for a student-need guided pace and specific activities.

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Jump into Math for Rising Sixth Graders

July 22–26  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade: 6
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students in this section will work to solidify the skills needed before they can dive into pre-algebra skills.  Through hands-on activities and fun challenges, students will tackle mastery of fractions, decimals, basic operations, percentages, and the critical thinking that allows for solving complex word problems.

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 Jump Into Middle School Spanish, Session I

July 22–26  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–7
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

 Whether students are new to Spanish or building on previous learning, this course will help them gain practice in written and oral use of the language through hands-on activities, pencil-and-paper exercises, role play, cooking projects, and mucho conversation.

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Jump Into Middle School Writing, Level I: Session I

July 22–26  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5 and 6
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students entering grades 5 and 6 will review processes from the Lower School curriculum for brainstorming, outlining, writing, editing, and producing final drafts. Focus is on writing essays. Grammar and punctuation will be reviewed as needed.

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 Jump Into Middle School Writing, Level 2: Session I

July 22–26  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grades: 7 and 8
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students entering seventh and eighth grade will review the format for five-paragraph essays and focus on writing that informs and supports a main idea. Emphasis is on use and placement of the thesis statement, using citations, and documenting sources correctly. Research processes will be reviewed. Grammar and punctuation are addressed as needed.

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 Jump Into Technology—Keyboarding: Session I

July 22–26  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grades: 5–8
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Keyboards and computers are a part of our everyday life. More efficient keyboarding and touch typing—plus understanding of basic word processing and presentation software—are essential tools for students in Middle and Upper School. Students in these sessions will develop basic strategies for touch typing and improvement of speed and accuracy. They will review document creation, editing, and specific tools and applications used in the upper grades at St. Francis.

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 Speed and Agility Camp, aka SAC Camp, Session I—South Campus

July 22–25  (M–Th only)  8:00–9:30 a.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructors:  Cydryce McMillian, Chuck McMillian, Jeffrey Gardner, Sr., and other St. Francis Head Coaches
Cost: $150* (or $275 for both July sessions)

SAC Camp offers specialized performance and fitness training that focuses on developing proper technique for both the athlete and non-athlete. Our elite coaching staff will use various speed and agility workouts, sprints, age-appropriate weight room regimes, resistance bands, ladder drills, plyometric drills, and more to enhance speed, strength, and explosiveness.  We will create a positive competitive environment that encourages fun while aiming to increase confidence, eliminate wasted motion, and optimize mechanics and overall performance.

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Tae Kwon Do Fun Camp

July 22–26  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K-5
Instructor: Master Bruce Alamdari
Cost: $200

Master Bruce’s school year Tae Kwon Do classes are favorites each semester, with a generation of students having learned the art from him, as well as lessons on discipline, perseverance, and respect in a fun environment. These sessions of summer camp are designed to both introduce the art to new students and continue to develop returning students, with skills taught in a cyclical fashion during the first half of class. The second part of class is devoted to games and activities that will continue to develop large-motor skills, listening skills, cooperation, and self-discipline. There will be fun games and crafts as well as a special snack on Fridays. No uniforms are required for the TKD camps.

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 Gymnastics for Primary School

July 22–26  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructors; Robbie Hirst and Tumbling Co. of Houston
Cost: $195

Join us for a week of fun as campers cover a variety of tumbling skills—vault, beam, tumbling, and bar—in a developmentally appropriate setting. Campers will work at individual skill levels as they grow in ability and confidence during the week. The week will be rounded out with fun large-motor games and activities.

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Week 8: July 29-August 2, 2019

Jump Into Primary School Week 2

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275/session

 It’s time to Jump Into Primary School for the 2019–20 school year! This program is perfect for new students, returning students moving to a new grade, or those who want to reacquaint themselves with school routines after a busy summer. Children will spend time getting to know some of the Primary School faculty, orienting themselves to classroom environments and buildings they will use in the fall, and working on basics such as fine-motor, listening, and social skills. Students will engage in story time, class discussions, Spanish, small- and large-group cooperation, games, art, cooking, outdoor recreation, and centers play. All groups are led by St. Francis Primary School faculty. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Kindergarten, Week 2: Animal Safari

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade:  Kindergarten
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During this week, children entering St. Francis's kindergarten program will get to know some of the faces and places they will see during the school year. They will practice listening, fine-motor skills, math, writing, and group cooperation to prepare them for the coming year. Using a weekly theme as a focus, students will engage in group learning activities, individual explorations, art, and Spanish. Learning will occur in both large- and small-group settings. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into First Grade, Week 2: Once Upon a Time

July 29–Aug. 2   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade: 1
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

This session is for new or returning students entering the first grade in fall 2019. Students may wish to solidify skills before beginning the academic year or need time to return to a school routine. Students will develop successful listening and writing skills, practice reading strategies, and work on group-learning dynamics, math concepts, and cooperation within large and small groups. Through weekly themes, students will engage in art, Spanish, centers, and individual explorations. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Second Grade, Week 2: Me on the Map

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 2
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

New or returning second graders can expect this week’s session to help them prepare for a successful start to the 2019-2020 school year. Using a weekly theme as a starting point, students will work on mental math, problem-solving, writing mechanics, reading fluency and comprehension, group-learning dynamics, and listening skills. Additional daily activities will include art, Spanish, centers, and individual explorations. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Third Grade, Week 2: Focus on Math and Science

July 29–Aug 2.  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 3
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During the second week of Jump Into Third Grade, students will focus on writing mechanics, reading comprehension strategies, and expression of ideas in both verbal and written form. They will also practice clearly communicating stories, ideas, and questions. Other activities will include storytelling, cooking, art projects, and exercises at the SMART Board.  Other aspects of technology will be integrated.   A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Fourth Grade, Week 2: Focus On Math and Science

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 4
Instructors: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $275

During the second week of Jump Into Fourth Grade, students will focus on strengthening their writing mechanics, reading comprehension, and expression of ideas in both written and verbal form. Students will develop vocabulary, spelling strategies, and reading responses, as well as practice communication through story structure. Other activities may include storytelling, creative writing, and special literature-inspired activities such as cooking or art. A snack is provided daily.

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Jump Into Math for Rising Fifth Graders

July 29–Aug. 2   10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grade: 5
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students in this section will spend the week doing hands-on activities, pencil-and-paper challenges, and mental math while working to solidify concepts needed to securely tackle Middle School math.  Low ratios allow for a student-need guided pace and specific activities.

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Jump into Math for Rising Sixth Graders

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grade: 6
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students in this section will work to solidify the skills needed before they can dive into pre-algebra skills.  Through hands-on activities and fun challenges, students will tackle mastery of fractions, decimals, basic operations, percentages, and the critical thinking that allows for solving complex word problems.

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Jump Into Middle School Spanish, Session II

July 29–Aug. 2  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–7
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

 Whether students are new to Spanish or building on previous learning, this course will help them gain practice in written and oral use of the language through hands-on activities, pencil-and-paper exercises, role play, cooking projects, and mucho conversation.

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Jump Into Middle School Writing, Level I: Session II

July 29–Aug. 2  9:00–10:30 a.m.
Grades: 5 and 6
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students entering grades 5 and 6 will review processes from the Lower School curriculum for brainstorming, outlining, writing, editing, and producing final drafts. Focus is on writing essays. Grammar and punctuation will be reviewed as needed.

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Jump Into Middle School Writing, Level 2: Session II

July 29–Aug. 2   10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 7 and 8
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Students entering seventh and eighth grade will review the format for five-paragraph essays and focus on writing to inform and support a main idea. Emphasis is on use and placement of the thesis statement, using citations, and documenting sources correctly. Research processes will be reviewed. Grammar and punctuation are addressed as needed.

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Jump Into Technology—Keyboarding: Session II

July 29–Aug. 2  10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 5–8
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $180

Keyboards and computers are a part of our everyday life. More efficient keyboarding and touch typing—plus understanding of basic word processing and presentation software—are essential tools for students in Middle and Upper School. Students in these sessions will develop basic strategies for touch typing and improvement of speed and accuracy. They will review document creation, editing, and specific tools and applications used in the upper grades at St. Francis.

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Tumbling Ninjas Skills Course

July 29–Aug. 2  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–4
Instructor: Coach Robbie Hirst and Tumbling Co. Of Houston
Cost: $250

In addition to basic tumbling skills and work on vault, beam, and bar, students will participate in age- appropriate challenges with ninja-tumbler agility skills and drills, obstacle courses, and more. 

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Practical Self-Defense for Everyone

July 29–Aug. 2  1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: 7 and Up
Instructor: Derrick Fields and Margaret Newsom
Cost: $150

Students in this course will receive practical, hands-on techniques to regain control of situations, manage distance, and prevent physical altercations.  Through simple techniques based on developing better balance, 360-degree awareness, managing distance, and use of leverage, students will learn how to extricate themselves from unwanted situations and escape from potential physical threats. 

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 7-on-7 Football

July 29–Aug. 2   10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 4–10
Instructor: Chuck McMillian
Cost: $150

Race through a series of football skills and drills in this fast-paced camp that will leave participants wanting more.  Athletes will focus on proper football fundamentals and techniques by position as they improve their understanding of offensive and defensive schemes. During this low-impact but faster version of football, players do not use pads, and receivers are downed by a one-hand touch (no flags).

Note: at the end of each skills session, participants will be grouped by skill and age and play against other 7-on-7 teams, including from other schools.

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Dodgeball Challenge

July 29–Aug. 2  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 1–5
Instructor: Bruce Alamdari
Cost: $195

Playing dodgeball fosters agility, quick thinking, and explosive movement—all skills that benefit students in the practice of Tae Kwon Do. Using plyometric warm-up exercises, fun drills, full-body movements, ball-handling skills, and thoughtful strategy, campers will follow Master Bruce through a variety of dodgeball challenges. Along the way, they’ll develop teamwork skills as they plan, agree upon rules, choose teams, and compete in “King of the Gym” tournaments.

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Foundations of Algebra

July 29–Aug. 2   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 8 and 9
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $250

Before moving into higher math, students need to have strong foundational skills in algebraic thinking and operations. These sessions are designed to review the basic principles of algebra as well as address the areas that most often need extra practice. Students will work with equations and graphing, review operations of integers, explore exponents, and more within a small-group setting.

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Spanish I Review

July 29–Aug. 2   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: 8 and 9
Instructor: St. Francis Faculty
Cost: $250

For students entering grades 8 and 9, this course will review material covered at St. Francis in sixth and seventh grades. Students who have had limited Spanish education or have been away from the language for a period of time will have a chance to solidify some basic skills before diving into high school Spanish. They will be given materials to continue studies at home, and instructors will help to identify areas needing extra practice as the new school year starts.

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Mini-Stars All Sport

July 29–Aug. 2   1:00–3:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Mini-Stars Coaches
Cost: $195

Campers in these sessions are encouraged to explore large-motor development through various sports and challenges. Students will engage in play with a variety of ball and cooperative games, such as soccer, kickball, T-ball, and more. Traditional large-motor games will be played, and students will be encouraged to become more aware of their own body movements and spatial environment. Listening and cooperative skills will be emphasized in a fun environment.

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Tae Kwon Do Fun Camp

July 29–Aug. 2   9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Grades: Primary I and Primary II
Instructor: Master Bruce Alamdari
Cost: $195

Master Bruce’s school year Tae Kwon Do classes are favorites each semesters, with a generation of students having learned the art from him, as well as lessons on discipline, perseverance, and respect in a fun environment. These sessions of summer camp are designed to both introduce the art to new students and continue to develop returning students, with skills taught in a cyclical fashion during the first half of class. The second part of the class is devoted to games and activities that will continue to develop large-motor skills, listening skills, cooperation, and self-discipline. There will be fun games and crafts, as well as a special snack on Friday. No uniforms are required for the TKD camps.

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Volleyball

July 29–Aug. 1 (M–Th only)
Grades 2–5: 8:30–10:00 a.m.
Grades 6–10: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Instructor: Coach Cydryce McMillian
Cost: $150 for Grades 2–5; $175 for Grades 6–10

Please note that this camp runs Monday, July 29, through Thursday, August 1.
South Campus (Crum Athletics Center)

Join the St. Francis Upper School head volleyball coach in a fun-filled youth volleyball skills camp. Students will practice fundamental skills such as passing, serving, setting, and hitting as well as teamwork and strategy. Our week is filled with fun music, progression drills, and inter-squad scrimmages. Students are grouped by age and experience.

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USA Chess

July 29–Aug. 2  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: K–8
Instructor: USA Chess
Cost: Cost: $295

USA Chess is the largest and leading chess camp organization for children in the United States with some of the finest chess instructors in the country. Campers will experience chess instruction and play in a fun environment designed to improve their skills, whether for casual or competitive play. Tuition includes a chess set to take home, a trophy, and all snacks.

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 Video Game Design: Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft

July 29–Aug. 2  1:00–4:00 p.m.
Grades: 3–10
Instructors: Active Learning
Cost: $340

Minecraft is hugely popular because it is collaborative, open­-ended, and moddable. Our program promotes those qualities for a week of fun! The week begins with learning the game, controls, recipes, and a bit about hosting and networking. Next, campers are connecting to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experimenting with character skins, mods and custom maps. By day three, the kids are building in the Active Learning World that grows over time. Whether adding a room, building a moat, or even creating a chessboard, the possibilities are nearly limitless.  As with all of our game creation options, this camp encourages creativity, storytelling, programming, and problem solving for their young minds.

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Register for Summer Camps

If you are a current parent, please sign in to your My BackPack account and select Program Registration to register for Summer on the Point camps. If you are a new parent, please create an account.

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Registration

Children should be registered based on the grade they are entering in the 2019-2020 school year. Please complete a separate registration for each student. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All pending registrations will be reviewed by the St. Francis Business Office, and will only be considered complete when payment is received by credit card or e-check and all the family’s student accounts at St. Francis are current. Registration for students with outstanding account balances will be considered pending. All courses must meet minimum enrollment figures, and St. Francis reserves the right to cancel programs that are underenrolled.

 

Registration for all Dan L. Duncan Reading camps must be received by May 27, 2019. Classes fill quickly, so we encourage you to register early.

Confirmation

When you register successfully, you will receive an automatic e-mail reply. Your registration is not complete until you receive this e-mail. This automatic reply contains no camp details, but is an acknowledgement that we have received your registration. Follow-up e-mails with camp-specific information are sent approximately seven days prior to the start of individual camp sessions.

Refund Policy

Tuition will only be refunded through a written request submitted to Margaret Newsom, director of Explore and Extend. A 10 percent cancellation fee will be retained for all cancellations or changes. After May 31, 2019, for June courses and July 4, 2019, for July courses, no refund of fees will be made to any student who withdraws or is dismissed from a course or section. St. Francis reserves the right to dismiss any child who does not comply with the expectations of the program. Fees will be refunded in full if St. Francis cancels a course offering.

Nondiscrimination Policy

St. Francis Episcopal School admits qualified students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, or athletics or other school-administered programs. St. Francis is an equal opportunity employer.

Extended Care

Extended care, both before and after camps, is available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. during the weeks that summer programs are offered. To register, please contact the Explore and Extend Office at 713.458.6467 or e-mail Margaret Newsom, director of Explore and Extend. The fee for after-camp care is $40 per day, or $150 per week. There is no charge for early-bird drop-off before camps.



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Explore and Extend Director | Margaret Newsom

Margaret Newsom
Director of Explore & Extend
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Explore and Extend Assistant Director | Emily Boyle

Emily Boyle
Assistant Director of Explore & Extend
713.458.6475
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